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Lone Star Quilt – Queen

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A handmade Amish quilt makes a comfortable bed spread and a family heirloom to be passed from generation to generation. Each quilt is handmade with love by one of our fine quilters. The Lone Star quilt is a beautiful example of a traditional quilt pattern. It is made with shades of purple fabrics with a scalloped border edged with a dark purple binding. This specific quilt is initialed and dated and quilted with 264 yards of thread by one talented Amish lady named, Elizabeth Miller, to ensure consistent stitching. On a queen-size bed, this quilt will allow 20 inches of drop per side.

Measures 101″ x 114″ long.

Homemade quilts combine the warmth of a bed cover with a unique story told by the quilters from Lancaster County, PA. Every homemade quilt is as unique as the family, busy mother or Amish ladies group who uses a needle and thimble to thread stitch on the quilt. Some quilts involve hundreds of hours and thousands of stitches to create a unique patchwork quilt that will last for generations.

When you peruse our HOMEMADE QUILTS you are shopping for an item that tells a story and adds meaning to your bedroom! Discover more about our unique patchwork quilts and the stories behind them

We have a lot of quilts! Want to see a gallery of the major patterns? Checkout our Common Amish Quilt Patterns.

Community Creating Beauty: How We Piece Scrap Quilts

We source our homemade patchwork quilts from local Amish and Mennonite artisans, who craft them by hand with the care and art of the American quilting tradition. Frequently, families work together to piece and quilt these bedspreads. With their help, we offer you patchwork quilts, each unique and handmade.

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The Postage Stamp is a popular Scrap Quilt Pattern

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Square and Applique Scraps compliment in this Country Hearts Quilt

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A few Scrap Quilt variations.

Frugality Creating Beauty: How Scrap Quilts Developed

Scrap quilts are called a variety of different names, each a thread connected to quilters years ago who first used this pattern.

Called a “charm” quilt in the late 19th century, young women collected hundreds of different fabrics from their family and friends. Perhaps if they collected 999 different squares, their true love would bring them the thousandth–and their happily-ever-after dream, too. One quilting blogger speculates that collecting these fabrics may have given girls opportunities to ask their love interest for a contribution!

The scrap quilt has also been called a “beggar” quilt, referring to quilters asking each other for contributions to their projects. Trying to put together a bedspread without repeating every fabric, they also called the quilts “odd feller” quilts–every piece was an odd feller. Some families recall their mother repeating one square, however, so that a child sick in bed might be entertained looking for the matching patches.

Still another name scrap quilts went by is the “postage stamp” quilt, so called because quilters would use their tiniest scraps, sometimes no bigger than a postage stamp. Perhaps the original motivation was not wasting the smallest piece (historians recall the scarcity of the Great Depression in this), but it also became a challenge at some point. Quilters would collect thousands of pieces to compete with each other in making stitched masterpieces.

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Twin Sized Postage Stamp Quilt

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Ancient Star is another Scrap Quilt Pattern

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A color coordinated Scrap Quilt is an exquisite work of art!

Did you know?

For hundreds of years, various kinds of methodologies have been developed to make it much easier for quilt-makers to sew multi-angled quilts together. One of these methods is named paper piecing, which is nearly always applied to compose the complex points of the Mariner's Compass quilt. Paper piecing, as it name designates, uses a specific paper pattern onto which the cloth fragments are sewn. The pattern helps the needleworker to properly assemble the pieces together so that the finished top will lay out evenly. Techniques of this sort as this are a marvelous support to our quilt-makers!

A quilt is not just a cozy bed cover: it is also a piece of artwork. The artists that create our quilts select high quality colorful materials and organize them in a creative masterpiece. Select from our selection of over two hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that best complements your taste.

While the pieces of fabric are sewn with each other by machine to ensure tighter sewing, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton materials compose the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those two layers, nevertheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting warranties both heat and also exceptional washing results.

You will discover our quilts to be remarkably large in length and width. In fact, most of our quilts are large enough to relieve the necessity for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as mattress heights differ, every quilt's size is different. You'll find we designate the quilt's measurements in addition to the calculated drop for you to compare to the sizing you want. It is important to do your measuring before your purchase!

Can you wash these quilts?

As a matter of fact, these quilts are indeed washable in a washing machine! We suggest complying with these standards for the best care of your heirloom quilt:

Did you know?

The term handmade is typically used to describe crafts created by a craftsman instead of a manufacturing facility. Each handmade quilt is distinct since it is not mass-produced. Not all the stitching in a hand-crafted quilt is done by hand. Just as the woodcrafter makes use of mechanical devices to develop his craftsmanship, our seamstresses make use of numerous devices to craft these quilts. The seamstress cuts her pieces with a rotary blade knife as well as stitch them with each other on the stitching machine. The quilter deals with only needle, thread, as well as thimble to quilt numerous tiny stitches throughout the quilt. Handmade is a gift: it is the gift of time and skill to produce an item distinctively for you.

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